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  •  I sort of had this conversation with my Dad (4+ / 0-)

    shortly before he died. I told him that I'd finally figured it out. That going to college and learning to do things and then going out and getting a job and doing it well, which is what I'd grown up believing, was not the way to get ahead and make money in this world. That what I should have done was use college as a way to make connections and find people who could help me get ahead, and then go on as you suggest. And my father, who was the sweetest, most genuine person you could possibly imagine, sadly agreed with me.

    Still, I'm glad I didn't take that path. Because I would be hating myself today. There are the wolves and the chumps, and I guess I'm happy to be a chump. So it goes.

    But anyone who thinks that people become rich because they work hard is really naive. People become rich because they've figured out how to take advantage of other people and are willing to spend their lives doing it.

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